Cayla Rivas

About Cayla Rivas

Cayla Rivas, ‘18, passionately pursues motorcycle racing, art, and photography as all three exhibit an explosive intimacy that reveals her persona. As a photojournalist on The Feather for two years, she captures the heartbeat of the community. Her organic art showcases beauty in the human form. In her high school career, she received the CSPA Gold Crown award, two All American titles as a cheerleader and broke twelve land speed records through the AMA and SCTA racing divisions. Thanks to Feather advisers, Cayla advanced in photojournalistic skills and found a love for capturing people’s raw emotions through her lens. Unveiling a moment in time otherwise unseen by the rest of the world motivates her pursuit of excellence. She hopes to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and eventually become a known photographer traveling for National Geographic magazine.

Feature Art No. 15 – Oil Painting

By |2019-01-09T10:26:32-08:00May 14th, 2018|Art, Arts & Entertainment|

Description: At end the school year, students are given a page torn out of a dictionary and told to find a word they could draw and animate on the page. Using oil pastels and chalk to add depth and effect to their work. It is their interpretation of the word, how they see it or how it makes them feel. This is an extension of an exercise that they have done throughout the year, they were given a word and asked to draw their interpretation of it.

Senior Reflection: Cayla Rivas

By |2019-05-14T14:02:15-07:00May 14th, 2018|Opinions, Photos 2017-18|

As she joined photojournalism her junior year, Cayla Rivas had no clue what she was getting herself into. Photojournalism presented new challenges and a lot more work than most anticipate. However, through the constant coaching and encouragement from adviser Kori Friesen, Rivas grown not only as a photographer or a journalist but as a person. 

Feature Art No. 14 – King of the jungle

By |2019-01-09T10:26:22-08:00April 27th, 2018|Art, Arts & Entertainment|

Description: This piece is done with a scratchboard. The technique is to use sharp knives or tools to engrave into a layer of white china clay that is often coated in black India ink. Unlike many drawing media, where the artist adds in the mid-tones and shadows, with scratchboard the artist is working by adding in the highlights, the way they do this is by removing or scratching the ink off the paper or board to reveal the surface below.

Feature Art No. 13 – La Lacertilia

By |2019-01-09T10:26:51-08:00April 10th, 2018|Art, Arts & Entertainment|

Description: This piece was created with of colored pencils, water color pencils, and watercolor paint within the five sections of the circle. Palacios specifically chose specific colors to give it a warm and vibrant feeling when looking at it. I was required to choose a reptile and so I decided to choose a bearded dragon after the one I own named Lazarus. 

Feature Art No. 11 – Gamble House

By |2019-05-22T07:28:33-07:00April 3rd, 2018|Art, Arts & Entertainment|

Description:  This piece of art displays the anomaly of architecture in the form of fine art. The Gamble House, tucked away in a historic neighborhood of Pasadena, California, is commonly described as America's Arts and Crafts masterpiece. Savage visited Pasadena as a child and witnessed and walk the grounds of the Gamble House. The home was designed and built by Greene and Greene architects in 1908-1909 for David B. Gamble and his family.